SALDRU hosts UCT’s African Centre of Excellence for Inequality Research (ACEIR). On 12-13 November, ACEIR, in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), hosted a conference on inequalities in Southern Africa.
The event, titled “Conference on Inequalities in Southern Africa, the 2030 Agenda and the Operationalization of Inequality Reducing Policies – Fostering Regional Engagement”, brought together policy makers, scholars and representatives from civil society who share a commitment to reducing inequalities. The engagement assessed regional inequalities in the African and global contexts, in an effort to distill lessons from high inequality sites, focussing particularly on Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and South Africa.
Nearly a hundred delegates participated in the fully subscribed two-day event, which was an energetic, diverse and collaborative engagement. GIZ will release a report of the conference proceedings shortly. Watch this space for information about its availability.
In the meantime, peruse the conference booklet (PDF) and programme (PDF) as well as some photographs capturing the spirit of the event.
A Selection of Conference Photos